World Premiere of “Miracle on Route 66” starts this Friday

Sapulpa Community Theatre is presenting “A Miracle on Rt. 66,” a charming and fun twist on the classic tale of Scrooge, but set in “Sapulsatoosa.” The play follows the Sapulsatoosa Community Theatre through their final dress rehearsal of “An Oklahoma Christmas Carol” as things start to fall apart, and Terry, the stage manager, tries to keep it together. This play was written specifically for SCT by Valerie Speaks, and this is the first time it’s being performed for audiences. Adam McCollough directs a talented and lively cast for an engaging and interactive performance.

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McCollough has been with SCT for two productions, first as an actor and now as director. He has directed multiple short plays and one-act shows during his college career and says he is glad to have found a community with which he’d like to continue working. McCollough said the technical side of things has been difficult, and although it’s a low-budget production, the passion behind the project alone will more than make up for it. The change from directing students and classmates to actors stretching across a far spectrum has had its challenges, but it’s rewarding.

McCollough also noted having the play written specifically for this community meant the show almost cast itself. He feels this play fits the community theatre very well, as they don’t have a large budget for productions but “just like the characters in the story, we can still come together and tell great stories simply out of a love and passion for the art of theater”.

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Performances for “Miracle on Route 66” will be at 7:30 pm on December 3rd, 10th, and 11th, and at 2:00 pm on December 4th, 5th, and 12th. Tickets can be purchased at sapulpatheatre.org or by calling (918) 227-2169.